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America Succeeds Update: May 2022

Wayfinder White Paper Praises Durable Skills

Earlier this month, Wayfinder released ‘Putting SEL to Work’, a white paper arguing that Six Core Skills (also known as Durable Skills) —Self-Awareness, Adaptability, Empathy, Collaboration, Agency, and Purpose— are essential qualities found in all effective colleagues, employees, founders, and leaders.

“As the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to disrupt our world of work, employers are increasingly seeking candidates that possess a range of durable human skills. Durable human skills are precisely the skills that technology cannot displace and are critical to creating positive work environments.” – V. Scott H. Solberg, Ph.D., Vice President for Research, Coalition for Career Development Center

The paper goes on to say that these skills will serve young people well, no matter what the future holds, and even includes an overview of our Durable Skills report released last year. 

Read the full White Paper

Quiz Question of the Month

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Come Boogie with us this Summer!

You’re invited to jam out with The Runaway Grooms on Battery 621 rooftop in downtown Denver Thursday, June 23rd. Tickets are $25 and include free beer all night and access to onsite food trucks. All money raised will go directly to benefit First Descents and America Succeeds programs.

America Succeeds Team Back Out on the Road

We closed out the spring season reconnecting with old partners and meeting new ones at in-person events across the country. Tim Taylor recently presented Durable Skills to the Idaho State Board of Education and met with key stakeholders in Virginia. Stephanie Short joined CompTIA and other regional partners at the Crossing the Cactus Summit in New Mexico, and Lauren Cole joined business leaders in Colorado for a deep discussion about employability skills in the construction industry.

Looking ahead, you can catch our team at JFF Horizons, the CAPS Network Summer Huddle, NAF Next 2022, and a handful of other meetings. Have something else coming up you’d like to see us at? Let us know!

The answer to this month’s quiz is B.

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